Last year we went with my friend Maria and feed the homeless and less fortunate and this year, to my delight, the girls asked, yes they asked, if we could do it again. We did. They knew the routine this time around and were much more comfortable. Even Rosie stepped up and just dug in.
|200 slices of pie needed to be cut.|
|tables needed to be set|
|Maria and us.|
|Maria and the Thanksgiving turkey|
|Oh look. That Turkey looks familiar|
|Rosie working hard. Sorry it's blurred|
|working hard and so happy|
It is heartbreaking to see so many families with little children have no place to call home. I few times I had to fight back tears. A few really skanky folk showed up and that is what I expected to see, the drunk, off his arse, dude but the families were hard to accept.
Later in the afternoon we headed to my friend Ames house for a quiet family Thanksgiving. Truly a beautiful day.
And then, later, much later, the black Friday madness ensued. I wanted one gift for Rosie and I have researched the price for weeks. I knew where to go and the crazy price I was going to pay. I slipped in and out with no hassels and no wait??? Apparently the stores opened at 6pm and were mobbed and the midnight shoppers were yet to arrive so at 9.30 it was like a Sunday morning. I hope your Thanksgiving was meaningful and filled with love.